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No Suck Fest: Damn the Man! Save the Weekly!

We’d be stupid not to promote a show that would help us save our own asses. Even though we only kind of like our jobs sometimes (just kidding!). Thanks to the young bunch who brings us the punky No Suck Fest, you get to see Bad Kids, Animal Mother, Move Minor Standard and The Blue Ribbons, all for a small donation. Our publisher asked the people for help. NSF responded. Who says kids don’t listen these days?

Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall, Wed., 9/21, 9pm, 21+, $3 suggested donation, [facebook.com]

30 Seconds to Mars

I will love you forever, Jordan Catalano! I don’t care that you once looked like Criss Angel. XOXO

The Waterfront at Aloha Tower, Thu., 9/29, 7pm, $39.50-$80, [bampproject.com]

Raashan Ahmad

Member of Oakland’s Crown City Rockers. ’Nuff said.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Sat. 9/24, 9pm, price TBA, 19+, [nextdoorhnl.com]

Lil Wayne

Is age 28 considered Lil? Well, whatever. Eyelid tats plus taking 74th place in the 2010 Forbes Celebrity 100 list with $20 million per year means the rapper really can retire at 35.

Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Sat., 9/24, 7:30pm, $69.75–$165.20, [ticketmaster.com]

Metalfest

For the Fallen Dreams plus tons of local bands make for 40 bands on three stages.

Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Sat., 9/24, 3-11:30pm, $12, all ages, [808shows.com]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

The New Zealand soprano possesses a warmth in her operatic voice that probably won’t crack any glasses.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Thu., 9/29, 8pm, $75–$125, [ticketmaster.com]

Teleserye Tour

Julia Montes! Coco Martin! Maja Salvador! And so many more Filipino celebs so hot they’ll burn your lumpia.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Fri., 9/30, 7:30pm, $65–$150 ($4 off at select Golden Coin Bakeshops), [ticketmaster.com]

Sam Bradley

Backed by a full band, the London-born crooner shows off his versatile acoustic skills.

theVenue, 1144 Bethel St., Fri., 9/30 & Sat., 10/1, 7:30pm $20 pre-sale, $25 door, 18+, [brownpapertickets.com]

Earth, Wind & Fire

Since water is the missing element in the band, it’s best the members come to Hawaii to fill that void.

Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Thu., 10/6, 7:30pm, $55–$85, [ticketmaster.com]

Faust & Shortee

The legendary duo was featured in the 2001 hip-hop DJ documentary Scratch.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Thu., 10/6, 9pm, $10–$15 pre-sale, $20 door, 19+, [nextdoorhnl.com]

Tribute to Irmgard Farden Aluli

Celebrate the life and music of the most prolific female Hawaiian composer since Queen Liliuokalani.

Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., Sat., 10/8, 7:30pm, $25, $20 HTC members/seniors/students/military/youth, [hawaiitheatre.com], 528-0506

Mad Professor, Marty Dread, Miko Franconi, Coop D’Ville

Mad Professor, a pioneer of British reggae, headlines this show.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Sat., 10/8, 9pm, $10 pre-sale, $15 door, 19+, [nextdoorhnl.com]

The Forgotten

The California punk band has been together for nearly 15 years and are still a bunch of bastards. Well, at least lead singer Gordy Carbone was once the “unknown bastard” in Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards.

The Showroom at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Sat., 10/8, 8pm, $5 pre-sale, $10 door, all ages, [808shows.com]

9th Wonder

The hip-hop producer and DJ has worked with Jean Grae and Mary J. Blige. Not only that, but he’s also taught academic hip-hop courses at North Carolina Central University and Duke University. Catch him in Honolulu while he promotes his newest album, The Wonder Years.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Fri, 10/14, 9pm, [nextdoorhnl.com]

Wiz Khalifa

Fans of this year’s album Rolling Papers will sure feel ablaze at this rapper’s show.

Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Fri., 10/21, 7:30pm, $20, [ticketmaster.com]

Cake

As we’ve said before, this band always bakes a jam.

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Fri., 10/21 & Sat., 10/22, 7pm doors, $33 general, $65 VIP, all ages, [bampproject.com]

Samo Sound Boy

The LA-based producer and DJ draws from global influences, from cumbia to crunk, to create a dance experience that might make your head explode.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Sat., 10/29, 9pm, [nextdoorhnl.com]

Owl City

You can just read Ryan Senaga’s interview with Adam Young from last year.

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Mon., 10/31, $26 general, $60, 7pm doors, all ages, [bampproject.com]

One Love Festival

Old-school Jamaican reggae bands Third World and Inner Circle show the Jawaiian lovers how it’s really done.

Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Sat., 11/5, $40–$75, 4pm, all ages, [ticketmaster.com]

The Bouncing Souls & Youth Brigade

New Jersey and California punk together in one show. Pogo punk lives! Albeit possibly with middle-aged knees. Campfire opens.

The Showroom at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Fri., 11/18, 8pm, $16 advance/$20 door, [808shows.com]

Point Panic Music Festival

Sublime with Rome headlines this show that also features Pepper, Iration and Dub Trio. It’ll be so irie you might not even be in your own body during the show.

Kakaako Beach Park Ampitheater, off Cooke St. & Ala Moana Blvd., Sat., 11/19, 4pm doors, $45 general, $120 VIP, all ages, [bampproject.com]

REO Speedwagon

How about REO Family SUV or REO Wheelchair Caravan? No matter, Hi Infidelity fans will still die just as hard now as they did in 1980.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Fri., 11/25, 7pm doors, $55–$95, all ages, [bampproject.com]

Chris Isaak

Does he still never want to fall in love? Oh, wicked games.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Wed., 11/30, 7:30pm, $85–$125, [ticketmaster.com]

Steve Miller Band

For a dude with such a boring name, he sure has a cool band that still has as much psychedelic flower power as it did during the Summer of Love.

Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Fri., 12/9, 8pm, $55–$75, [ticketmaster.com]